One thing I noticed last summer while peddling my tees at Vintage Market Days in Omaha, and at the Rural Route Rust sale in Avoca, is that junkin’ ladies also seem to LOVE succulents. They do go together so well, don’t they? You find some revered rusty relic that you’re just not sure what do with, put a cactus or some Hens-and-Chicks in it, and BAM! You have some fabulous funky junk. Thank you, Mary Jo, for the inspiration on the succulent designs.
Over a year ago, I did a custom design for Jill and her friends that said “Friends don’t let friends go junkin’ alone.” They were heading out for Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt – an annual event spanning 500 miles and 36 towns full of flea markets, garage sales, antique shops, and just plain junkin’ happiness. I changed up the design so that Jill and her friends still had their unique shirts, but I’m glad she gave me the idea. I rarely see anyone “junkin'” alone! You need help loading up your rusty, dusty, chippy, chalk painted, vintage, and antique finds, right?
I’ve neglected the horse and dog ladies for way too long! We have chickens and cats around here, so I’ve been a little biased. Although Jon wants to add goats this year. Meat goats – so he says I can’t name them. Ha! We’ll see how that goes. Finally, here’s one for you happy horse ladies! I Work Hard So My Horses Can Have a Better Life says it all. And for the dog ladies… admit it. You’re beyond crazy. You’re a Delirious Dog Lady.
Finally, a couple of my favorite sayings. An upbeat reminder to live life to the fullest, especially for you farm girls: Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open. Take the trip. Eat the cake. Buy the shirt. <<< See how I snuck that in there? We’ve all been through times in our life when it felt everything is coming our way, but we’re in the wrong lane. Just know that This Too Shall Pass… Like a Kidney Stone, but it will pass. It reminds me of what my grandmaDelmary always says about life’s trials and tribulations: “A hundred years from now, none of this will matter.” You’re so right, grammy.